A 27-year-old houseboy has been arrested by the police in Mai’ari Arewa village, Pali District of Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State for allegedly strangling his boss’ daughter after he impregnated her.
It was gathered that the suspect, Munkaila Ado was said to have impregnated the 13-year-old girl and having connived with her mother, took her to Gombe State for an abortion.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in the state on Saturday evening.
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It was also reports that after successfully aborting the four-month-old pregnancy, the suspect and his friend strangulated the victim, burnt the body beyond recognition, and buried her in a shallow grave at a nearby bush in Akko LGA in Gombe State.
Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said that the teenager’s father who discovered that his daughter went missing and suspected his houseboy and his accomplice, reported the matter at the Alkaleri Divisional Police Headquarters.
He said: “On 10th August 2022 at about 9.00 am, one Alhaji Danladi Mohammed, male of Mai’ari Arewa village Pali, lodged a formal complaint at the Divisional Police Headquarters Alkaleri that, on 4th August 2022 his biological daughter, Safiya Alhaji Danladi (13) of the same address, left home and was suspected missing.
“He said he strongly suspected his houseboy, one Munkaila Ado (27), and one Muazu Umaru (35) all of the same address to be the principal suspects on the whereabouts of his missing daughter.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed that the missing girl was his girlfriend who was four-month pregnant to the knowledge of her mother but unknown to the father Alhaji Danladi Mohammed.
“He further revealed that he conspired with the mother of the missing girl and his accomplice, Muazu Umar, and took the victim to Gombe to procure an abortion.
“On reaching Gombe, the victim was led to the house of one Hajiya Amina Abubakar, female, (50), in Jekada Fari, behind specialist hospital Gombe where the victim was administered with some substances to cause miscarriage.
“Eventually, on their way to mai’ari village along Akko LGA Gombe State, the two aforementioned suspects strangulated the victim, and consequently, the victim fell unconscious and gave up the ghost.
“In the same vein, they burnt the body of the victim beyond recognition and buried her in a shallow grave at a nearby bush in Akko LGA Gombe State.
“On the strength of that preliminary investigation which immediately commenced, the scene was visited by the DPO Alkaleri and evacuated the victim to the General Hospital Alkaleri, where she was certified dead by a medical Doctor.
“The two aforesaid suspects were arrested for violating the human rights and dignity of the girl child.”
The Police Spokesman further stated that in another development, a 59-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping an 18-month-old baby in Yelwan Kagadama area, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis.
He said that the minor’s mother reported the incident at the Yelwa Divisional Police Headquarters after she met the suspect and her baby on her bed with blood coming out from her (daughter’s) private part.
“On 9th August, 2022 at about 7.00pm, one Nenkat Danladi, female, (31) of Yelwan Kagadama lodged a complaint in Yelwa police station that on 6th August, 2022 at about 11.30am, she met one Alhamdu Yusuf, male, (59) of same address on her bed with her daughter one Blessing (not real name) (1½) of the same address.
“After about 30 minutes, the nominal complainant discovered that the private part of her daughter is oozing blood, on the receipt of the complaint, a team DCB personnel led by DPO yelwa rushed the victim to the ATBU (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University) Teaching Hospital Bauchi for medical examination.
“The suspect was arrested and an investigation commence in earnest,” he added.
Wakil said that “the task has not been an easy one, but in line with our constitutional mandate, we shall remain fierce, tireless and relentless in committing ourselves toward the safety and security of lives and property.”
He assured the general public of the Command’s readiness to continue updating them as the investigation unfolds, pointing out that the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State, Umar Sanda, directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.